The Up! Factory is Columbus' only fun and creative, family-oriented fitness center with a specially-designed fitness track for new and expectant Moms, and childcare. Created with input by a team of birthing, fitness and rehabilitation experts, our Maternal Fitness classes and programs are designed to help you enjoy each stage of pregnancy, birth and early motherhood, and to safely transition your mind and body back into activity. We are passionate about safety, and about helping you feel good moving, stretching, sweating and breathing your way into the wonderful and challenging adventure of parenthood with lots of support with other Moms in a socially welcoming environment.
We believe you shouldn't have to choose between taking care of your children and taking care of yourself. As new moms we need to move, support one another and educate ourselves.
All of the instructors of these Maternal safe classes are specially trained to adjust our regular curriculum to meet your special needs both before and after baby. See schedule on this page. You can also bring pre-mobile baby to all these classes.
Prepare for Birth
We specialize in a Yoga-based birthing preparation program. With a focus on preparing your body and your mind for the intensive of experience of birthing. Provided as a private service on your schedule.
After Baby: AbRehab
Our unique AbRehab program takes the best of all the physical therapy approaches out there and tailors it to your specific body needs and patterns. Excellent for anyone who has had a baby, a surgery or who has a "diastasis" (a gap in the musculature that gives the appearance of a poochy belly). Provided as a private service on your schedule.
More about Exercise During Pregnancy
Not sure what it's ok to do while you're pregnant? The general rule of thumb for non-risk pregnancies is that you can continue doing exercise that your body was accustomed to before pregnancy, and that prenatal yoga taught by well-trained instructors (and we'd add preferably instructors experienced in birthing themselves!) is good for pretty much the majority of expectant moms. That being said, there are specific cautions about temperature, jumping, and planking during different stages of pregnancy, and dependent upon your body's unique needs, as well as the conditions of this particular pregnancy. If you're not sure what you should be doing, be sure to check with your doctor, and then consider a chat with one of our maternal fitness experts - we can give you lots of specific guidelines to help you keep your energy up, stay as comfortable as possible, and maintain fitness during your pregnancy.